Award winning fiction, Canadian fiction, Canadian authors (Fiction), General fiction
Morris is a little boy who loves using his imagination. He dreams about having space adventures, paints beautiful pictures and sings the loudest during circle time. But most of all, Morris loves his classroom’s dress-up center — he loves wearing… the tangerine dress. But the children in Morris’s class don’t understand. Dresses, they say, are for girls. And Morris certainly isn’t welcome in the spaceship some of his classmates are building. One day when Morris feels all alone, and sick from the taunts of his classmates, his mother lets him stay home from school. Inspired by a dream of a fantastic space adventure, Morris paints the incredible scene he saw. He builds his own spaceship, hangs his painting on the front of it and takes two of his classmates on an outer space adventure. Grades 2-4. 2014.